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The Third Chimpanzee - by Jared M Diamond (Paperback)

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  • "Wonderful....Jared Diamond conducts his fascinating study of our behavior and origins with a naturalist's eye and a philosopher's cunning.
  • Author(s): Jared M Diamond
  • 432 Pages
  • Social Science, Anthropology

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"Wonderful....Jared Diamond conducts his fascinating study of our behavior and origins with a naturalist's eye and a philosopher's cunning." --Diane Ackerman, author of A Natural History of the Senses

In this fascinating, provocative, passionate, funny, endlessly entertaining work, renowned Pulitzer Prize-winning author and scientist Jared Diamond, author of Gun, Germs, and Steel, explores how the extraordinary human animal, in a remarkably short time, developed the capacity to rule the world . . . and the means to irrevocably destroy it.

We human beings share 98 percent of our genes with chimpanzees. Yet humans are the dominant species on the planet--having founded civilizations and religions, developed intricate and diverse forms of communication, learned science, built cities, and created breathtaking works of art--while chimps remain animals concerned primarily with the basic necessities of survival. What is it about that two percent difference in DNA that has created such a divergence between evolutionary cousins?

The Third Chimpanzee is a tour de force, an iconoclastic, compelling, sometimes alarming look at the unique and marvelous creature that is the human animal.



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The Development of an Extraordinary Species

We human beings share 98 percent of our genes with chimpanzees. Yet humans are the dominant species on the planet -- having founded civilizations and religions, developed intricate and diverse forms of communication, learned science, built cities, and created breathtaking works of art -- while chimps remain animals concerned primarily with the basic necessities of survival. What is it about that two percent difference in DNA that has created such a divergence between evolutionary cousins? In this fascinating, provocative, passionate, funny, endlessly entertaining work, renowned Pulitzer Prize-winning author and scientist Jared Diamond explores how the extraordinary human animal, in a remarkably short time, developed the capacity to rule the world . . . and the means to irrevocably destroy it.



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"Written with great wit and a pleasure to read. . . . The book's provocative style forces one to reflect thoroughly on the puzzle of human evolution." -- New York Times Book Review

"Wonderful. . . . Jared Diamond conducts his fascinating study of our behavior and origins with a naturalist's eye and a philosopher's cunning." -- Diane Ackerman, author of A Natural History of the Senses

"Plenty of provocative ideas. . . . Diamond is as sharp as his name." -- Kirkus Reviews

"The Third Chimpanzee will endure." -- Edward O. Wilson, Harvard University

"Everyone will enjoy reading this brilliant book. It helps us understand what it means to be human." -- Paul Ehrlich, Stanford University, author of The Population Bomb

"This informative, most fascinating, and very readable book is highly recommended for all libraries." -- Library Journal


Dimensions (Overall): 8.03 Inches (H) x 5.35 Inches (W) x 1.02 Inches (D)
Weight: .71 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 432
Genre: Social Science
Sub-Genre: Anthropology
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Format: Paperback
Author: Jared M Diamond
Language: English
Street Date: January 3, 2006
TCIN: 11469417
UPC: 9780060845506
Item Number (DPCI): 248-03-9986
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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